Roger Deakins Refused to Shoot ‘Blade Runner 2049’ the ‘Sloppy’ Way Hollywood Studios Expect

Published on Apr 08, 2020

Roger Deakins Refused to Shoot ‘Blade Runner 2049’ the ‘Sloppy’ Way Hollywood Studios Expect

Roger Deakins is a little bummed with Hollywood at the moment. The two-time Oscar-winning cinematographer took some time during his quarantine to hop on video chat with Collider for a nearly 90-minute interview in which he looked back at his illustrious career, from “The Shawshank Redemption” to “Fargo,” “Blade Runner 2049,” and “1917,” among other projects. Deakins shared a bit of Hollywood criticism when he said, “Movies have become more about the aesthetic than the story and the content and what the film is trying to say. I find that pretty disappointing and pretty depressing.”

One reason for Hollywood’s downward trajectory that Deakins alluded to during the interview was the lack of a cohesive voice in major Hollywood tentpoles. Studios often rely on second units to pick up the filming of various scenes. Marvel Studios is notorious for working this way. One reason the McU has lured new indie

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Author: Zack Sharf